Mad Matt Watches A Star Trek: STDS9:S5E9 The Ascent

This is my series where I watch a random star trek episode, and write my thoughts as they occur. There are likely spoilers.

The first true test: And episode I haven’t seen, of a series I’ve only seen clips of, of its fifth season. What I do remember of Seasopon 1, episode 1 of this show is that that guy used to be tacturn, and that used to be a kid. I guess a lot has changed.

The first scene of this feels like a 90s sitcom. Where the kid is growing up and the dad is trying to let it happen without it actually happening. Now that I think about it, this may be the most “family” of any scene I’ve seen in my Trekking. It feels… weird.

Okay, Ferengi. Is that one really smart for his race or is that one really dumb for his race?

“Care for a game of Fizban?” Nice reference!

I am getting really into this episode. I think it’s because I don’t know the characters and I have to pay attention, instead of just letting things slide by with the crew I know. Which doesn’t explain Enterprise. Hmm.

Wait, those too are instantly best friends again? I’m not sure I get it.

Oh, they didn’t even get another scene? Huh.

This didn’t really feel like Star Trek to me. This felt like a sitcom dress in a Star Fleet uniform.

One thematic identified: A bomb on board!

No villain, again, unless you count Quark and Odo.

I wasn’t pleased with the plot of this episode, or the resolution. Rommmotae squabbles don’t matter, and there is no way 2 named characters don’t survive. While I think the final log entry about how Quark must have failed was great, I think they lose the resolution point for having no explanaation as to why Jake and Nogg are instantly more moderate and friends.

I was, however, more immersed in this episode than any so far, and I felt the proper emotions that they wanted from me. Good Job, DS9.  (It got a 6)

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